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Two directors were banned from running businesses for a total of 15½ years after selling “worthless” land for almost 50 times the value they paid for it.

Kevin Hilton, of Moor Lane, in Crosby, and Lynne Hilton, of Oak Drive, in Burscough, received almost £1m through their company, Land Strategy plc.

The couple sold plots of land on a 38-acre green belt site at Studley, in Warwickshire, and marketed the 429 plots for their investment potential for future homes.

Customers then bought the land at hugely overinflated prices either by misrepresentation or by omission of key facts.

But Land Strategy knew there was little or no prospect of the land ever being granted planning approval for homes.

The plots were, according to the Insolvency Service who ran the investigation into the business, “effectively worthless”.

The land cost £6,579 per acre, but was sold to investors at prices ranging from £101,124 to £311,957 per acre, with an average price of just over £200,000 per acre.

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